The NFL Says They Knew Eminem Was Going To Take A Knee During Super Bowl Half Time Performance

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Well, well, well…

During yesterday’s Super Bowl halftime performance, Eminem nearly broke the internet when he took a knee on stage at the end of “Lose Yourself,” since it was previously reported that the NFL explicitly had told him not to.

Of course this wasn’t that much of a surprise, considering the rapper has played by his own rules his whole career.

However, that previous report  may not be true.

The NFL has since said that they were aware that the 49-year-old was gonna take a knee on stage, and they never attempted to stop him, according to ESPN.

NLF spokesman Brian McCarthy said:

“We watched all elements of the show during multiple rehearsals this week and were aware that Eminem was going to do that.”

Other performers at the halftime show included rap and hip-hop legends Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.

Throwback To Shania Twain’s 2003 Super Bowl Halftime Show

The year was 2003.

The Oakland Raiders were set to take on their former head coach Jon Gruden and the stout defense of his Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII.

The game was a blow out, with the Bucs jumping out to a 20-3 lead by halftime and never looking back.

And speaking of halftime, 2003 was the last time a country music act got to perform the show… we’re talking about the great Shania Twain.

Singing her 1999 hit single “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” and 2003’s “Up,” which was released shortly before the Super Bowl, Shania eventually hopped up on a lift and flew out over the audience to end her performance. You know, some real Garth Brooks kind of shit.

Shortly thereafter, No Doubt and Sting took the stage to bring the Super Bowl halftime show to its conclusion.

Unfortunately, we haven’t see a country act since, however Eric Church performed the national anthem alongside Jazmine Sullivan at last year’s Super Bowl LV, and Mickey Guyton will handle the anthem this year as Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals take on Matt Stafford and the Los Angels Rams.

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